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Photo Gallery: Kirkwood falls to Francis Howell in varsity football

Photo Gallery: Kirkwood falls to Francis Howell in varsity football

Sophia Beckmann, photographer

September 9, 2019

Check out this photo gallery to see Kirkwood play Francis Howell in varsity football.

The way of McVay

The way of McVay

Benji Wilton, sports editor

February 3, 2019

Why was six afraid of seven? No, seven didn’t eat nine: six was a St. Louis Rams fan. Seven meant only seven wins, which meant no playoffs for the Rams once again. St. Louisans long suffered under the terrible coaching of Steve Spagnuolo and Jeff Fisher, but something changed only after crooked owne...

Super Bowl LIII preview

Super Bowl LIII preview

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

January 25, 2019

Super Bowl LIII is set for Feb. 3 between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Atlanta on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Both conference championship games featured thrilling overtime magic, as Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein iced a 57-yard field goal to top the New Orlea...

NFL Playoff Predictions

NFL Playoff Predictions

Zack Deutschmann, features writer

December 20, 2018

NFL Playoff Preview With December football underway, it’s time to look forward to everyone’s favorite sporting event: The Super Bowl. The biggest sporting event in America will take place Sunday, Feb. 9, 2019. But before we can talk about that, we must see which teams will be competing for the cha...

Jump on the bandwagon

Jump on the bandwagon

Tom Mueller, features writer

December 6, 2018

Jean ‘Sister Jean’ Dolores Schmidt, the 99-year-old un-official mascot for the University of Loyola-Chicago Ramblers men’s basketball team, became the idol of every bandwagon fan in March. She is the person they strive to be; somebody who becomes relevant without actually knowing much about spo...

Photo gallery: Turkey Day football game vs Webster

Photo gallery: Turkey Day football game vs Webster

Malayna Vines, photographer

November 28, 2018

The KHS football team played Webster Groves in the 111th annual Thanksgiving Day football game Nov. 22. The Pioneers won with a final score of 75-34, allowing them to keep the Frisco Bell for the sixth year in a row. Cooper Wise, senior, accepted the Ray Moss award before the game commenced. One Kirkwood...

Kirkwood sets the new record for most points scored at the Turkey Day game

Kirkwood sets the new record for most points scored at the Turkey Day game

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

November 27, 2018

For half a decade, the Kirkwood Pioneers have successfully kept the Frisco Bell. This year they brought it home after beating Webster's Statemen 75-34 on Nov. 22. Pioneer's won by the biggest margin since 2013, and they also set the new record for most points scored at the Turkey Day game. "It felt...

TKC not releasing annual ’10 reasons Kirkwood will win the Turkey Day Game’ for 2018

TKC not releasing annual ’10 reasons Kirkwood will win the Turkey Day Game’ for 2018

TKC Staff

November 22, 2018

After extensive consultation from the TKC staff, we have decided not to release our annual list of 10 reasons why Kirkwood will beat Webster in the Turkey Day Game. Out of respect for the hard-fought 0-9 season put up by the Statesmen (that’s right, zero wins), listing reasons for Kirkwood’s immine...

Empty bleachers

Empty bleachers

Daniel Kim, sports editor

November 13, 2018

“No doubt about it,” Mike Wade, associate principal, said. Of the 14 seasons he experienced, the 2018 football season had the worst turnout of students, according to Wade. According to the KHS athletics office, Lyons Memorial Stadium at KHS has a total capacity of 3,800 people. The first hom...

Issues: Concussions

Issues: Concussions

Benji Wilton, sports editor

October 23, 2018

“Blue 42, set hut!” The quarterback receives the snap on third and goal and steps back into the pocket. Desperate for a touchdown, he surveys the field looking for an open receiver but comes up empty. Now scrambling to the right, he decides to take matters into his own hands and makes a beeli...

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